Speaking of Francis & Victim FSSP: "Don’t be the Victim of Stockholm Syndrome who defends your Abuser—just because you had a good day"
"Don’t be the victim of Stockholm Syndrome who defends your abuser—just because you had a good day" - Fr. David Nix
Trudeau backs down on the Emergencies Act, and Francis backs down on Traditionis Custodes. What's the connection?
If there is one principle sincerely held by the narcissistically unprincipled, it is that bad optics must be managed before all else.
To be successful, a tyrant must shield himself from being generally recognized as such.
So the EA is rescinded (for the time being) and the FSSP are "allowed" to go on doing what they exist in order to do . . .
... not because the two tyrants in question woke up one morning being reasonable for a change but because the recent severity of their abuses had inadvertently alerted too many reasonable people to the fundamental illegitimacy of the way in which their respective powers are being subverted. -The Catholic Monitor
In 2021, The Catholic Monitor asked:
Why was the Francis Deep Church and Washington Deep State through Anthony Fauci being nice to those they usually verbally and mentally abuse?
One reason the Francis Vatican was doing a Peron in pretending to be Catholic and Fauci was pretending to be nice to Donald Trump and his supporters in my opinion is because they think by being nice they can get more Catholics and Trump supporters to take the immoral and dangerous vaccine.
The other reason in my opinion was what is called the Stockholm Syndrome.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò in an interview by Radio Spada spoke of it this way:
As for my direct acquaintance with Benedict XVI, I can say that in the years of his Pontificate, in which I served the Church in the Secretariat of State, in the Governorate, and as Nuncio in the United States, I got the idea that he surrounded himself with inadequate, unreliable or even corrupt collaborators, who have largely taken advantage of the “meekness” of his character and of what could be considered as a certain “Stockholm syndrome” [i.e., a syndrome in which a prisoner, in a certain sense, comes to love those who have imprisoned him] especially towards Cardinal Bertone and towards his own personal secretary [G.G.]. [https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/vigano-pope-benedict-surrounded-himself-with-inadequate-unreliable-or-even-corrupt-collaborators]
Fr. David Nix explained it as follows:
LifeSite News demonstrated that the accusations of bad translations of the Vatican’s 2020 statements on “gay civil-unions” were not true. In other words, the initial translations were true, for they positively affirmed “gay civil-unions.”
In Stockholm Syndrome, when the abuser loosens their grip on a victim, instead of the victim running, it causes the victim to thank the abuser for these occasional acts of kindness. It is a survival mechanism for the abused. Currently, both the left and the right go scrambling for doctrinal crumbs, rejoicing whenever official statements appear to congeal within their own personal beliefs. Eventually, it all comes around to the abuser knowing he will ultimately be forgiven for the times that he looks like an enemy. Why? Because the next day he will appear to be your friend. Flip-flopping on doctrinal issues makes people insane. Solid answers (even when people don’t like them) keep people sane.
But the mildly-conservative American Catholic celebrities say: See! He said something orthodox! See! He said something orthodox! Here, the abuser uses his own flip-flopping to keep Catholics (on both left and right) held hostage as they hope for better doctrinal days. (We also saw this doctrinal flip-flopping with all the edits to the CCC on the topic of the death-penalty. They started under Pope John Paul II in the 1990s.)
To avoid getting taken for a ride on all this, I first suggest you teach Apostolic Catholicism to your children from old-school catechisms that don’t bait you into an ever-changing “doctrine.” (For example, try my CPX series you can subscribe to on YouTube for free. We continue to study the short but handy Catechism of Pope St. Pius X written in 1880.). The old catechisms do no flip-flopping on important issues like sexual morality or the death-penalty as we see in the modernist hierarchy. Yes, continue to be obedient to the hierarchy on whatever is within their bandwidth of authority, but remember such authority never includes changing the Apostolic faith or liturgy.
Secondly, make the resolution to neither get happy at CDF statements nor sad at tweets (when the opposite comes out in a month or two.) Remember: It’s all a game of oscillations between orthodoxy and liberalism to keep us hanging on for the next wave of control followed by a doctrinal treat…manipulation followed by a treat…manipulation followed by a treat. This is all explained in the third secret of Fatima, namely, apostasy from the top down. Don’t be the victim of Stockholm Syndrome who defends your abuser—just because you had a good day. [https://padreperegrino.org/2021/03/ssdoct/]
Pray an Our Father now for reparation for the sins committed because of Francis's Amoris Laetitia.